Bug 25750 - Renaming project namespace corrupts TypeSystem cache
Summary: Renaming project namespace corrupts TypeSystem cache
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-06 13:34 UTC by Jon Goldberger [MSFT]
Modified: 2017-07-19 20:21 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2015-01-06 13:34:45 UTC
## Description

After performing a "Clean" of an iOS project, there are still files stored in 

This caused a major issue for one of our customers as after renaming the main namespace for a project, for example from:




After doing this rename, opening any .xib file resulted in an error:

>System.ArgumentException: Multiple types (Client.Touch.AppDelegate and client.Touch.AppDelegate) registered with the same Objective-C name: AppDelegate
>at MonoDevelop.MacDev.ObjCIntegration.NSObjectProjectInfo.Update () [0x0010d] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-5.5-branch/f93940a3/source/md-addins/MonoDevelop.MacDev/MonoDevelop.MacDev/ObjCIntegration/NSObjectProjectInfo.cs:88 
>at MonoDevelop.MacDev.ObjCIntegration.NSObjectProjectInfo.Update (Boolean force) [0x0000e] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-5.5-branch/f93940a3/source/md-addins/MonoDevelop.MacDev/MonoDevelop.MacDev/ObjCIntegration/NSObjectProjectInfo.cs:65 
>at MonoDevelop.MacDev.XcodeSyncing.XcodeProjectTracker.UpdateTypes (IProgressMonitor monitor) [0x00040] in /Users/builder/data/lanes/monodevelop-lion-monodevelop-5.5-branch/f93940a3/source/md-addins/MonoDevelop.MacDev/MonoDevelop.MacDev/XcodeSyncing/XcodeProjectTracker.cs:503 

This was due to there now being two classes called AppDelegate that used the attribute:

One was my.namespace.AppDelegate and the other was My.Namespace.AppDelegate.

Deleting the contents of the ~/Library/Caches/XamarinStudio-5.0/DerivedData folder resolved this issue. It would be nice, if possible, for "clean" to clear this cache folder as well.
Comment 7 Tom Opgenorth 2017-07-19 20:21:07 UTC
Thanks so much for taking the time to submit this report! I attempted to reproduce this issue based on the bug description with the latest Visual Studio 2017 for Mac Preview version 7.1, and I was unable to hit the problem. If this issue is still occurring for you, please reopen this report and attach a reproduction, ideally starting with a new template project and then adding just the code necessary to demonstrate the issue.